Wirtalla Visual and the Philadelphia Brewing Company Present: BEER RUNNERS. Tickets are now available for the award winning film Beer Runners at Johnny Brenda’s on Sunday, January 10, 2016. If you missed the film at the Philadelphia Film Festival, here is another opportunity to see it on the big screen in the city. You are certain to recognize faces and places that you know!
Award winning author and running guru, Chris McDougall is running from Ardmore to Johnny Brendas for the screening. You are welcome to join him from the start or along the route. Chris will leave from the Ardmore train station at 1:30 PM.
Seating is limited to 90 so get your tickets in advance now. All attendees receive one Kenzinger to toast, “To The Professor!”
UPDATE: First show is Sold Out. Second show has been added 8:00 PM/7:30 Doors Open
Sun, January 10, 2016
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Still reeling from a devastating divorce, Philadelphian David April went out for a run and afterwards grabbed a beer in the name of science. Eight years and several thousand miles later, the beer running movement he and his friend Eric Fiedler began continues to flourish.
Justin Wirtalla’s inspiring documentary is a celebration of the small actions that can affect the lives of so many others. “To the Professor!” is the toast declared every Thursday at the end of a run. The professor in question is Manuel Castillo of the University of Granada, who conducted a study on the positive effects of drinking beer after exercise. This is the scientific foundation upon which the Fishtown Beer Runners have built their running movement. The film follows the genesis of this eclectic group of well-seasoned runners and newbies alike as they meet each week to promote exercise, camaraderie, and great-tasting beer, culminating in a pilgrimage to Spain where they finally meet their patron saint, the Professor.
Winner of the Sharon Pinkenson Award for Best Local Feature at the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival 2015, and official selection of the Madrid International Film Festival and the Canadian Sport Film Festival.